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Breaking News for the Irish Wedding Industry – The winners of the highly coveted weddingsonline awards 2021 were announced this evening!

The weddingsonline Awards are the Industry standard and the Oscars of the Irish wedding industry.

The last 12 months have been the most difficult in the history of the wedding industry in Ireland. It has been an extremely busy and stressful time for both venues and suppliers in terms of postponements. There are so many wonderful businesses out there who have worked tirelessly to accommodate the needs of their couples that I believe the whole industry needs recognition and applause.
“The weddingsonline Awards recognise the professionalism, dedication, exceptional service and all-round excellence of wedding venues and suppliers, ” says Jonathan Bryans of weddingsonline.

“The awards present a rigorous examination of wedding suppliers and venues and we are thankful to our independent team of judges for their dedication and hard work. We trust that it will be the springboard to more success for all as we look forward to the easing of restrictions and being allowed to do what we do best.”

A special thank you to our team of judges: Sara Kennedy – Irish Wedding Blog, Blaithin O’Reilly Murphy – retired Wedding Planner and Author, and Terry Lewis – Wedding Marketing Mastery.



Band of the Year – Sax and the City Band

Sax and the City – an interactive floor-filling wedding band with sax/brass, with the major advantage of both male & female vocals – a line up that few wedding bands have as standard, making SATC one of the most versatile & best wedding bands Ireland has to offer.

We provide engaged couples with a professional wedding entertainment service in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Cork, Donegal, Leinster, Connacht, Munster and all across Ireland.


Judges Commendation – The Mixtape

High Energy Interactive Wedding Entertainment

It’s your night. Your favourite songs. We made you a mixtape!

Weddings Online Band Of The Year 2019


Judges Commendation – Hot Fuss Band

Hot Fuss have over 10 years experience in delivering the best wedding performances in the country. From celebrity weddings to intimate weddings Hot Fuss understands what it takes for your wedding to stand out from the rest. Hot Fuss guarantees to get the party started, keep your dancefloor full and entertain your guests with a high energy performance. Our set has something for all ages. If you want a band that will make it a night to remember than get in touch with us now. Hot Fuss play weddings nationwide and understands what it takes to make your big day special.


Best Wedding Related Service of the Year –

We design professional wedding albums for you. There is no need to download album design software, and spend an eternity learning how to use it. Simply send your photographs to us, and we take care of everything. We design your album so your images flow seamlessly and look perfect together. Once you upload your photographs, our professional design service will take care of the design for you.


Bridal Accessories Supplier of the Year – WoganSecrets

Wogansecrets award winning candles make beautiful personalized custom candles for brides and grooms. We take pride in making custom designs to suit from scratch as we know that no 2 couples are the same, each couple are unique and deserve to have something which means something to them,  We also do memory candles for loved ones unable to share your special day with you, memory candles are very hard for some couples so we are very emphatic with this and take into consideration the feelings of the person who is ordering a memory candle and work with them completely to achieve the best end product.


Bridalwear Supplier of the Year – Diamond Bridal

Diamond Bridal offers an unforgettable experience for Brides-To-Be searching for their Wedding Dress in Cork. Diamond Bridal takes the stress out of wedding dress shopping by assisting the Bride-To-Be find the perfect dress and accessories for her special day, in a luxurious and personalised setting, in a convenient, city centre location. Diamond Bridal stocks Bridal Gowns, Accessories and Bridesmaid Dresses.


Judges Commendation – The Kerry Wedding Store and Bridal Boutique

The Kerry Wedding Store is a multi award winning boutique and current Munster Bridal Boutique of the Year 2020, based in Tralee town

Our in-store bridal gowns range from sizes UK 6-28 but can be ordered in sizes 0-36. We also have a large range of bridal gowns in various sizes that can be purchased and taken home on the same day. We are considered Munster’s elite supplier of international award winning bridal gowns. Our carefully selected Designers are from all over the world.


Cake Designer of the Year – Baker Boy Cakes

At Baker Boy Cakes, I aim to provide unique personalized cakes for all your special occasions from weddings to birthdays to any celebration.

The cakes which are individually designed for you are homemade, handcrafted and come in an array of flavours such as Chocolate Biscuit, Lemon, Irish Crème Liqueur, Bourbon Vanilla, Red Velvet, Chocolate fudge, Coffee to name but a few. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste buds for that special occasion i.e. Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Communions, Confirmation or just to mark an occasion.


Candy Buffet and Sweet Treats Supplier of the Year – Carolyn’s Sweets

Carolyn’s Sweets has been well established as a reliable company in the wedding and event industry. We have done this by ensuring the Brides & Grooms that book us have a trusting company to deal with, to be there whenever we are needed. Over the years we have grown the company into different sectors and now have become the leaders in the Photobooth rental industry in Ireland.


Castle Venue of the Year – Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle is redefining luxury in the North West. Modern and elegant, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. The elegant ballroom extends into your own exclusive tranquil gardens which offer fantastic picture opportunities. There’s also a number of specially commissioned pieces of artwork throughout the grounds for more unique and memorable backdrops to your photographs.


Country House Venue of the Year – The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Set on a beautifully idyllic site overlooking Lough Corrib, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is a stunning 4* hotel venue for a Wedding Day you will treasure forever.

On a fine day the front lawn is a lovely place to enjoy drinks and canapés after your Wedding ceremony. There are also several areas indoors which are suitable for the drinks reception before your celebration dinner.


Judges Commendation – The Station House Hotel

The Award Winning Station House Hotel is one of Ireland’s truly unique wedding venues. Formerly a busy railway junction, The Station House Hotel is Located just 20 miles from Dublin in the heart of the Boyne Valley and Ireland’s Ancient East, in the quaint village of Kilmessan in County Meath.


Destination Wedding Planner of the Year – Peach Perfect Weddings

We specialize in creating memorable and completely stress-free destination wedding experiences for our couples by offering you a simple and cost-effective solution: customizable wedding packages. Our packages for elopements and intimate weddings in Ireland are designed to make wedding planning easier and with more predictable costs versus a bespoke wedding. Just pick your selection of required services, reserve your wedding date to lock in a fixed price for your entire wedding package – then simply enjoy the warm feelings of anticipation and excitement until your big day finally comes around!


Destination Wedding Supplier of the Year – The Gloves

The Gloves is an eight-piece party band located in Frosinone, Italy that offers live entertainment for your international or destination wedding. With over 15 years of experience entertaining at hundreds of weddings throughout Europe, The Gloves delivers an upbeat and lively musical experience for you and your wedding guests.


Destination Wedding Venue of the Year – Castello Di Montignano

Castello di Montignano is a fairy-tale location for elegant and modern weddings: a unique experience blending history, design and the magic of a Castle.

The Castle has different areas dedicated to events and weddings suitable for up to 250 people: the park with swimming-pool has a new elegant external structure with cloister dominated by a century-old olive tree and surrounded by a park with swimming-pool and by the façade of the castle.


DJ of the Year – Midland DJs Trevor Matthews

I am in the business of creating moments & making memories to last a lifetime. I specialise in creating unique boutique wedding entertainment for the most important day of your life.

I have been doing this for the past 17 years and so privileged to have been a finalist & Winner over 16 times for many prestigious national wedding awards. Testament to the wonderful couples that I get to collaborate with and make their day so special, year on year.


Dress Cleaning and Alterations Supplier of the Year – Bridal Gown Cleaning

Bridal Gown Cleaning is a specialist wedding dress & preservation service. We provide Collection & return delivery Nationwide & across the UK, meaning you can relax after your big day & let us take all the hassle out of cleaning your precious gown.

Our highly trained cleaners have over 20 years experience cleaning & preserving wedding gowns & have had the privilege of caring for every type and style of gown.


Entertainer of the Year – The Caricature Guy

With a guaranteed likeness in 3 minutes or less. (Resulting in less waiting for each guest). Steve will make your guests laugh out loud whilst giving them the perfect take home gift from your Wedding or Party Event.

Steve can do caricatures the old school way of pen & paper or digitally using an iPad Pro.


Exclusive Venue of the Year – Markree Castle

Markree Castle, with its relaxed atmosphere, picture-perfect 500-acre grounds and luxury accommodation, provides the ideal location to celebrate a wedding, and the freedom to create a wedding you have always dreamed of. On your wedding day, arrive by wedding car or if you want something more unique, arrive by boat to our boathouse, or by horse and carriage or on horseback through our ‘port la couer’ at the front of the castle.


Florist of the Year – Balla Florist

Located in The Village of Balla in The heart of Co Mayo, Balla Florists are proud to have won the Most recent 2020 Weddingsonline Awards as Florist Of the Year – Balla Florists are proud to have Won this prestigious award 3 times running 2018, 2019 and 2020

With over 3500 weddings under our belt, we pride ourselves in our customer care and attention to detail.


Gifts and Favours Supplier of the Year – Waxalicious Gifts & Co.

At Waxalicious Gifts & Co. you will find everything you need in personalised gifts for the bride, the groom, the bridal party, the parents etc and favours for your guests

We offer a wide range of gifts customised to suit you.


Groomswear Supplier of the Year – CT2 Suits

CT2 Suits are a family business, committed to going the extra mile for you. We have thought about how Brides and Grooms are feeling in the current climate and how we can help so we have arranged a VR tour of our store which can be found on our website, we offer FaceTime appointments (we have done this for many years for overseas couples). We have implemented an augmented reality measuring app called sizer so that your Groomsmen/Fathers can be measured at home  (all you need is an android or iOS phone) avoiding the need to be initially fitted in store.


Hair Stylist of the Year – Headd’s Up

She has been in the hairdressing industry over 8 years, having trained in MOHH Academy in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. After qualifying she worked for Steiner as a hair stylist on board Princess Cruises on around the world cruise for 10 months, an experience of a lifetime.

Upon returning and after working for 2 years in a salon she decided to open her own freelance business, Headd’s Up Wedding Specialist and she has never looked back since.


Health, Beauty and Lifestyle Supplier of the Year – Eyrebrushed Beauty & Skin Clinic

The Eyrebrushed Skin Clinic team, led by Emma Hogan Eyre, is committed to providing bespoke skin treatments and prescribed home care plans to support your skincare results. Our approach is tailored to your skin, with in-depth skin consultations in person and online, a bespoke treatment plan with home care is put in place to address your particular skin type and your skin concerns. We use a wide array of facial treatments, active skincare brands, award winning technology and massage techniques to deliver long term results for our clients. We offer ongoing support to our clients throughout their skin journey.


Honeymoon Supplier of the Year – Emer McDermott Travel Counsellors

My close relationships with our partners’ means every effort is made to arrange even the smallest requests. I know how precious a honeymoon is for you, I have the experience to give advice on the most incredible resorts. So whether it’s stunning Indian Ocean horizons, delights of the Far East or exciting African Safari Adventure – I can arrange it.

For over 25 years, whether it’s for relaxation, entertainment, sightseeing, indulgence or cultural experiences, I craft perfect honeymoons by matching couples to one perfect destination/unique resort that fits their dreams, style, and budget.


Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo

Located just 5 minutes from Sligo Town and nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain, the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is a firm favourite for weddings. This luxurious hotel has recently invested €4.5 million in a significant renovation and ensures the hotel will remain at the top of the venue wish list for engaged couples.


Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster – Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club, Carlingford

The Four Seasons Hotel is situated in the quaint and yet quirky medieval village of Carlingford, set between the mountains and the sea, we are surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley and Mourne Mountains. This Award Winning Venue is located in Carlingford, one of the most beautiful places to get married in Ireland. From pulling pints in PJ O’Hare’s Pub, to breathtakingly beautiful shots at the water’s edge, your wedding photographs will be truly beautiful. There are other fabulous locations for wedding photographs including Carlingford Lough, King John’s Castle, Carlingford Abbey and the quaint cobble streets of the village.


Hotel Venue of the Year Munster – Castlemartyr Resort

Set on a 220 acre estate, featuring its own Castle ruins, lake and surrounding woodlands, Castlemartyr Resort offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. Here you can enjoy all the luxury and space of a country wedding with the convenience of being situated 20 minutes from CorkCity.


Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster – Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club, Monaghan

Established in 1970 the four-star Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club, Monaghan is the family-run haven ready to host your perfect wedding day. Your wedding is the ideal opportunity for you and your wedding guests to indulge in our ‘home from home’ atmosphere just 1km outside the charming Monaghan Town in Ireland’s Ancient East.


Judges Commendation – Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa

With over 30 years experience hosting wedding celebrations in Donegal the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa is the perfect venue for your wedding day. The hotel is on the Ramelton Road, a short drive from Letterkenny town, located along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. This area in the North West of Ireland offers amazing scenery, which provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding day photography.


Irish Wedding Planner of the Year – Waterlily Weddings

Who are we? We are a team of international wedding planners and stylists who will take your dreams for your wedding day and bring them to life. With fifteen years of deep experience, knowledge and connections we can create a stunning, unique and unforgettable wedding celebration that is completely focused on reflecting you and your story together.


Jeweller of the Year – Martin Gear Jewellers

Since 1969 the Gear family has brought Dublin some of the best jewellery and jewellery services money can buy. Our history, experience, and expertise in the Irish jewellery market enables us to bring our customers high quality jewellery with unbelievable savings – as much as 60% less than the high street. Having our own in-store workshop, a master goldsmith, professional diamond setter and jeweller means we can produce bespoke made engagement and wedding rings much faster than most high street stores who need outsource their manufacturing requirements abroad.


Make Up Artist of the Year – Pamela Matthews Hair and Makeup

With over 10 years experience in the wedding industry, Pamela is quickly becoming one of Meaths most sought after makeup artist. Her work is regularly featured on Tv and in publications such as The Sunday World, The Irish Independent and RSVP Magazine. She has assisted the amazing Gok Wan on his Beauty Collective Roadshow and her clients include: Sile Seoige, Lorraine Keane, Anna Daly, Ryan Andrews and George McMahon.


Newcomer of the Year – Sensational Events

Sensational Events are a Weddings and Corporate Events based company in Kildare, covering all of Ireland.

We have the newest Selfie Mirror to hit the market and our aim is “Making Lasting Memories”. What a way to make Your Special Day!


Photo Booth/Selfie Mirror Supplier of the Year – Carolyn’s Sweets

Carolyn’s Sweets has been well established as a reliable company in the wedding and event industry. We have done this by ensuring the Brides & Grooms that book us have a trusting company to deal with, to be there whenever we are needed. Over the years we have grown the company into different sectors and now have become the leaders in the Photobooth rental industry in Ireland.


Photographer of the Year – Gary Barrett Photography

My style of photography is relaxed and natural. Working discreetly in the background I love to capture the moments that will make the memory of your wedding unforgettable. When looking through your beautiful album you will re-live your day, time and time again. You will have perfect photographs to keep the memory of your special day, to show the generations to come.


Judges Commendation – The Fennells Photography & Film

Mark & Fiona (a husband and wife duo) are a highly sought after multi award winning wedding photography team. Its not just the photographs that makes The Fennells stand out, but their unique approach and experience of capturing a couple’s personality and chemistry. Described by couples as… creative, fun, and professional. Mark and Fiona don’t just photograph your day, they capture the atmosphere and personalities on the day.


Stationery Designer of the Year – The Wedding Scribblers

We are the Wedding Scribblers, and we take great pride in producing a great range of wedding stationery that has something for everyone. Whether you want delicate lasercut folders, or small simple invites, we have what you’re looking for.

After many years of providing couples with stationery that always gets a great reaction, we have plenty of handy hints and advice, as well as practical tools and templates, that will make getting your stationery organised as painless as possible.


Transport Supplier of the Year – TLC The Limo Company

We are now ten years in business and are both the 2017 & now the 2018 weddingsonline Best Transport Supplier in Ireland to add to our accolade. We have successfully gathered the largest selection of wedding cars in Ireland!  We currently have 13 exquisite cars in our fleet with a range of cars to suit all tastes, themes and budgets.  We have vintage style cars, contemporary saloon cars, sports saloons & convertibles, a classic Bentley Arnage and two Chrysler 300C stretched limousines, making us one of the only wedding car hire companies with stretched limousines in the South East.


Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year – Áine Hussey – Boyne Hill House Estate

Our new intimate 2021 packages have now been released.

Every wedding we host, we believe in making it a bespoke experience. The way we tailor make a wedding is special and unique to each couple. Our intimate, all inclusive packages for 2021 are now available for you.


Judges Commendation – Jackie Day – Castlemartyr Resort

Set on a 220 acre estate, featuring its own Castle ruins, lake and surrounding woodlands, Castlemartyr Resort offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. Here you can enjoy all the luxury and space of a country wedding with the convenience of being situated 20 minutes from CorkCity.


Venue Décor and Event Stylist of the Year – I Do Candle Lighting

I Do Candle Lighting is a decorating service for your Church or Civil Wedding Ceremony. We decorate through use of candles, candelabras, lanterns and fairy lights. We offer hire packages to suit all budgets and we do all the work for you. Nothing says romance like candle light.


Videographer of the Year – Doyenne Films

Hey there, I’m Juliana! I started Doyenne Films because I wanted to make wedding films that I would like to receive – an honest reflection of your wedding day, made with love! My filming style is documentary & my approach is very much like myself..Quiet, relaxed & natural! I capture the moments as they unfold & it’s very important to me that your wedding film is full of the most memorable moments of the day – the love, the people, the tears, the laughs & the craic you all have!


Waterside Venue of the Year – Salthill Hotel

Salthill Hotel exudes elegance and luxury, and enjoys prime location on Salthill Promenade, with stunning aspects over Galway bay and the Hills of Clare, just minutes from the vibrancy of Galway city centre.

This is one of Galway’s premier wedding venues, priding itself in providing a unique, memorable and fantastic wedding day for you and your guests.


Wedding Celebrant of the Year – Romy Mc Auley – A Beautiful Ceremony

Every great relationship needs to start somewhere.  We absolutely LOVE weddings!!  So much so that we’ve been helping amazing and awesome couples – just like you – to create the most memorable day for over 13 years!!  We make ceremonies fun, happy, personal – and most of all we make ceremonies meaningful and unique to you.  We want to help you have THE most beautiful ceremony ever!!


Wedding Musician of the Year – D-Strings

Multi award winning wedding music for your ceremony, drinks reception and meal.

D-Strings extensive repertoire of over 500 pieces covers everything from Pachabel’s Canon in D, The Wedding March and hymns to Metallica, Coldplay and Sweet Child of Mine. Don’t see what you like? D Strings are happy to take requests.


Wedding Singer of the Year – Fiona Kennedy Music

Choosing the ideal songs to your taste and to suit your individual ceremony is a priority for me. I’ll spend as much time as you need on the selection process and will help create a musical atmosphere that is personal to you. I’ll help you choose from the most contemporary love songs, classic wedding songs & also traditional Irish songs & hymns.


Outstanding Achievement Award – Mitzie Corscadden – Romantic Castles of Ireland

One of the first female graduates of the Shannon College of Hotel Management in 1953. Mitzie has been a true inspiration for females in the hospitality industry. She has dedicated her whole life and career to the wedding and hospitality industry. Now In her 88th year, Mitzie remains a key member of the board and continues to influence the operations and future strategy of the group.

Read more about this fantastic new award here!